Place of Service
Friendship United Methodist Church
Time of Service
3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012
Place of Visitation
church fellowship building
Time of Visitation
Following the service
Mrs. Alta Rachel Isley Hargrove
Born April 29, 1923 in Alamance County, N.C. to the proud parents, now deceased, John Moody Isley and Callie Garrett Isley, Alta was a longtime active member of the Friendship United Methodist Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, was active in the United Methodist Women and various circles of the church. She was active in garden clubs and art which was a passion she enjoyed and proudly displayed in her home for her family and friends to enjoy and admire. Barney Ross "Bud" Hargrove Jr., her late husband, was the love of her life and while he served in the military, Alta worked for the government at Parris Island, S.C., where he was a drill sergeant, so that she could always be near him.
She is survived by two sons, David R. Hargrove of Snow Camp and Harold D. Hargrove and wife Rose Ann of Snow Camp; grandchildren, Jimmy Hargrove, Kristi Hargrove, Scott Hargrove and Beth Lauck; great-grandchildren, Brady Lauck and Bryce Lauck.
She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Jo Hargrove.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Friendship United Methodist Church Officiating will be the Rev. Henry Swanzey and the Rev. Al Horne. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Following the service the family will receive friends in the church fellowship building and at other times at the residence.
The family wishes to say a special thank you to all of their mother's caregivers for their patience, compassion and loving care.
Memorials may be made in memory of Alta to the Friendship United Methodist Church, 4612 Friendship-Patterson Mill Road, Burlington, NC 27215. Mrs. Hargrove's body will remain at the McClure Funeral Home in Graham until taken to the church for the service. Public viewing will begin on Saturday at noon.